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COVID In Colorado: Hospitalizations Increase, 28% Of Facilities Anticipate Staff Shortages

DENVER (CBS4) - The number of people currently hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise in Colorado. On Monday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 1,294 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, an increase of 16 from Sunday.

Nearly a third of hospitals and facilities in the state anticipate a staff shortage in the next week. As of Monday, 9% of facilities anticipated a shortage of ICU Beds in the next week and 2% anticipate a shortage of personal protective equipment.

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The state reported 4,296 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday. More than 36,000 tests were conducted across the state on Sunday, with a daily positivity rate of 12.48%. The 7-day moving average positivity rate is currently 12.61%, according to CDPHE.

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Since the pandemic began, more than 2,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Colorado. CDPHE updates the data each day at 4 p.m. at

Colorado COVID-19 Data, as of 4 p.m. Monday:


  • 36,344 tests conducted on Nov. 15 with 12.61% positivity rate (7-day moving average)
  • 12.48% daily positivity rate on Nov. 15

Hospital Data:

  • 1,294 Patients currently hospitalized, 85% of facilities reporting (+16)
  • 130 Patients under investigation for probable cases, not lab confirmed (-9)
  • 171 Patients discharged/transferred in past 24 hours (+42)
  • 28% Facilities anticipating staff shortages within next week
  • 2% Facilities anticipating PPE shortages within next week
  • 9% Facilities anticipating ICU bed shortages within next week
  • 44% Critical care ventilators in use
  • 84% of ICU Beds in use (7-day average)

Case Summary:

  • 167,713 cases (+4,296)
  • 11,203 hospitalized (+79)
  • 1,472,457 tested (+17,633)
  • 2,560,096 test encounters (+36,344)
  • 2,578 deaths among cases (+32)
  • 2,276 deaths due to COVID-19 (+42)
  • 1,666 outbreaks (+16)
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